Prenatal diagnosis of congenital malformations and parental psychological distress--a prospective longitudinal cohort study.

@article{Skari2006PrenatalDO,
  title={Prenatal diagnosis of congenital malformations and parental psychological distress--a prospective longitudinal cohort study.},
  author={Hans Skari and Ulrik Fr Malt and Kristin Bjornland and Thore Egeland and G. Haugen and Marianne Skreden and M Dalholt Bj{\"o}rk and A Bjornstad Ostensen and Ragnhild Emblem},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={1001-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To test whether postnatal psychological distress in parents of babies with congenital malformations is reduced by prenatal diagnosis. METHODS A prospective observational longitudinal cohort study was conducted at two Norwegian hospitals. We included 293 parents of babies with congenital malformations (prenatal detection rate: 36.5%) referred for neonatal surgery and 249 parents of healthy babies (comparison group). Parental psychological responses were assessed on three postnatal… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
23 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…